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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to another newshour from al jazeera. coxing up up in the next 60 minutes. a coup in burkina faso. the military confirms that it controls the country hungary's foreign minister is shocked by international condemnation after his place fired tear gas and water canons at refugees. thousands of those refugees
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rise in croatia as they are forced to search for new routes through europe. a powerful earthquake strikes off the coast of the chile forcing a million people from their homes. we begin the newshour with a developing story out of burkina faso. an officer from the elite presidential guard said he carried out a coup and dissolved the temporary parliament but has faced a challenge from the head of parliament who assumed the leadership, urging the military to stand down. soldiers from the presidential guard entered a cabinet meeting and detained the interim president and prime minister. presidential elections are due to be held on october 11th. the interim president and prime minister came to power nast
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year. that was after a popular uprising forced the former leader to resign and go into exile in the ivory coast. he'd been president for 27 years. supporters are not allowed to stand for elections under a controversial that that was passed in april. anyone that supported unconstitutional change the chance to run. we are joined from the line. there was gunfire in the capital. >> what is the situation now. >> now the situation is that many people are in the town. they are trying to get in the center of the town to resemble, because society organization has called, so people are outside, but military is outside too. everywhere they are trying to
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advantage people, to get in the center of the town. >> calling for resistance, stella, but resistance to what, to whom. who is in charge right now. is it the military or the leader of parliament? >> now in charge is the military. because they have made a new conflict, they have called it - the democracy, the national change for democracy, they are choosed one military to relieve this country. it is still. close to do that. so people don't want the army to get the power, so they are resisting, they are trying. now they have met in the city saying that the government is dissolved and the general asked to move the ministries for the
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moment. people are asked to stay in their homes between 7:00p.m. to 6:00a.m. in the morning. scpf then... >> is this anything to do with the former president and his supporters, is this an attempt to assure that they stay out of power or the process that they are banned from taking part, from participating in the elections? >> this is a part of the army, a part of the army who was in charge of the security of the president. so many people and many organizations have asked the government to dissolve this power, this part of the army. but it is okay for that.
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we don't want to lose their powers, because we are the first section. and they will be the president. now that the government has decided to do their power, they have made it. >> stella, thank you for that. journalist on the line there from ouagadougo hungary's foreign minister is shocked by international criticism on this country's border crackdown. riot police fired water canons and tear gas. dozens injured, several arrested. they were trying to break through a razor wire fence after hungary made it illegal to enter the country without permission. the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon condemned the treatment and said the refugees must be treated with human dignity.
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the border closure drove thousands to cross into croatia from serbia. selling a new path from western europe. croatian police said more than 5,600 refugees entered in the last 24 hours. the country can cope with several thousands, but not tens of thousands. now live to serbia, at the border with hungary. al jazeera's mohammed jamjoom is there. what is happening at the border crossing right new. now. >> behind me you see 30-40 refugees staging a peaceful sit in, demanding that the e.u. put pressure on the american government. and then go on to austria and general thi there. there's more anger at this hour, at this border crossing. temperatures are rising, it has gotten hot in the last hour, and
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that means that tempers are starting to flare, people are worried what will happen next. there are medics here, volunteers, aid workers, the refugees say more need to come here. if this is like an encampment, there needs to be more help provided to the refugees that are here. a kilometre down the road that way refugees are waiting to get on a bus, that they say will take them to the border with croatia, the next crossing they are trying to get into. they are worried what will happen when they cross into croatia. >> last night we were here when the clashes occurred. when refugees tried to cross into hungary gates were open, and they turn back by force. here is the report missing. >> as tempers flared and fires ignited. hungary's riot police stood firm, urn wavering in the hard line they promised to take.
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water canons may have pushed the refugees into serbia, but failed to distinguish their anger. most of the crowds dispersed with the riot police on the other side of the fence. the mood is tense. there are men coming up in the last few minutes, urging the young men that have been protesting to move back to let cooler heads prevail so the situation calms down. >> the mood changed almost moment to moment. veering from defiance to jubilation. >> when the gate opened. hundreds of refugees streamed in. thank you they chanted and cheered in unison. they were met not with welcome - rather force. >> parents were as stunned as their children. the young as affected as the old. kids cried from the tear gas and trauma that they had experience this woman never imagined she'd see her 8-year-old beaten by police.
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>> translation: they hit her with a baton on the head. they hit her. the hungarian police. we are from aleppo. we came from death in syria. look what happened here. >> reporter: this man thought he was free and clear to cross from serbia. it was the first he felt happy in days. >> we fell when running. they kept hitting us and kicked us. i was hit in the eye here and hit here. my hands and legs are injured. >> while bus rides to croatia were offered, many were too scared to venture off. >> after a day like today nothing was certain, several dared not move. under the cover of darkness, it was harder to see the wounds. the pain was no less. . >> some of the folks that you saw this our report that had been injured trying to cross that hungary yesterday, we have seen them here today, walking
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around. they still have bandages on their heads. adults and children. that's one of the things causing concern for the families here. they are saying there needs to be more medics on the scene, there's a lot of worry. the other thing that is worrying everybody is how exactly they are going to get to croatia. we have been told that there are going to be more buses about a kilometre down the road picking up refugees that are lining up. the refugees are scared what will happen to them. there's a lot of worry they'll be stuck in croatia, the way they were stuck here. or cross to slovenia. the mood is somewhat calmer, peaceful than last night. there's an enforced presence here on the side, and the hungarian side. and there's a lot of frustrated people that don't know what their next move will be. >> let's bring in the chairperson.
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hungarian helsinki committee, a human rights group working with the refugees. what do you make of the way in which hungary treated refugees on the boarder with serbia on wednesday. how does that sit with e.u. law? >> as a human rights organization, we are appalled at the reaction of the hungarian government which stated through its spokesperson that the police action that you reported about, that viewers could see, was completely lawful, proportional and done in a professional way. we would expect an inquiry looking into the situation that was - that went on yesterday. we would also expect the police to release the video footage that they, themselves, also recorded. i think that within a matter of 12 hours, one cannot just come to a well-founded conclusion
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that everything was all right. in fact, what we saw and what our assessment has been, that the conflict, the riot yesterday was triggered by a variety of factors. and there are conflicting reports about what happened. clearly when we speak about police actions, the violence that the police used was quite indiscriminate. small children from tear gassed. journalists beaten with truncheons, several journalists were custody by the police and the government spokesperson said in his reaction today, in his press conference, that he doesn't understand what media has to do in a front line of a scene and why they are reporting. >> martyr, we have the u.n. secretary-general expressing his shock with what happened.
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hungary's foreign minister doesn't understand that the international condemnation. what is it about hungary and how it's dealing with this crisis. how is it getting it so wrong? >> well i think, you know, this, what happened yesterday was expected. everybody knew that this was coming, it was just basically a question of a matter of time of day. the hungarian government has, for many months, strongly put forward its position that there should be no refugees in hungary. this was the first, and the communication was later implemented in a variety of legal and physical measures, including the border fence and a lot of measures criminalizing illegal crossing of the fence, that make it impossible to have access to a substantial refugee determination procedure, that only actually resulted in people
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having nothing to do but wait outside, in the field, without given official support. they are waiting, thousands of them, for the past couple of days to have a small white plastic door opened which would allow them to have access to the hungarian asylum seekers procedure. >> we are tight for time here. but to what extent does this fly in the face of european union regulation. hungary is a member of the european union, it doesn't appear to be behaving as one would expect a european nation to do. >> yes, in fact what we are seeing is that the hungarian government is doing everything not to private protection to refugees. most of the them who are coming to runningry or arriving at the -- arriving at the border are from syria. many are traumatized and victims of terrorism, and what they are
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experiencing is that europe is not giving any help what soifr... [ technical difficulty ] ... would be wrong, as we watched on the shores of lesbos, the boats came in. you heard that there are problems, will it stop you? >> i will be... >> reporter: you'll keep going. >> i'll keep going, to arrive germany, to achieve my ambition.
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>> reporter: carefully watched in makeshift waterproofing smartphones are vital tools - serving at roadmap and guide. photographs and video on social media feed their expectations. this is a smugglers facebook page, happy faces on calm seas, safe for all ages apt around $1,000 a head. there's a fancy yacht for hire. that costs much more. the promise is clear - get your tickets here to a new life in europe. the reality is different. cheap, overcrowded boats, accident bound. sometimes the people aboard only learn how dangerous the journey can be when it's too late. this man and baby survived, but close to 100 lives have been lost in greek waters, many of them children. here comes another boat now. volunteers guiding them in.
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local greeks ready to pounce, steal the engine. no matter what triggered the mass movement of people, the war in syria or the implied promise to take them all in, or the false promises of the people smugglers, no matter what started it or perpetuatated it, there's no way of stopping it. >> translation: we know the border situation is difficult. god willing things will bet better. god will show us the way to protect the kids. >> reporter: whatever kallam ities may lie ahead. whatever tragedies have yet to unfold in the waters, as long as there's war and poverty and smugglers getting rich on the opposite shore, they'll keep coming people like those you saw in that report are only some of the 4 million syrian refugees seeking refuge in other countries as the war in their
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homeland rages on, the u.n. special envoy to syria arrived in damascus. he'll meet with syrian officials, where he's expected to urge a political solution to the conflict. 250,000 died since the war broke out in 2011 still to come on the newshour - anger in japan's parliament ahead of a vote on expanding the role of the military. plus... >> we can do a deal at my company. right now we only want african ivory al jazeera goes understand cover to see what is fuelling the illegal trade in ivory barcelona has a tough start in the defense of their champion's league crown. all the details later in sport a powerful earthquake off the coast of chile forced
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a million people from their homes. magnitude 8 triggering waves. a tsunami alert has been chance 'em. at a depth of 25km, the shake was shall jo. the epicentre 507km west of the city. we have this report. >> reporter: the 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit as thousands of chileans were travelling to the coast ahead of a holiday. people leaning in san diego people in san diego described the buildings as swaying and shaking. >> the motion began slightly and got stronger and stronger. we were on the 12th floor. we were very afraid, it was not stopping. first, it went from side to side when it was a little jump. >> everything was moving so much that i had to hold a post. i couldn't stand. then the aftershock. i had to take a cab. now there's traffic everywhere. the earthquake today was very strong.
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>> reporter: in this city, 46km from the epicentre of the quake, homes were damaged and electricity knocked out. 4 meter high waves hit some airs, and waves expected along the coast. >> right now the coast is without people, and waves are rising to the places near from the earthquake. right now people are in the hills because it's very difficult place to go. but they are moving slowly. everything is calm. >> a series of powerful aftershocks have been felt along the coastlines. people in affected areas had to leave their homes. >> the most important thing is
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to support the people, protect them and avoid deaths and injuries, and ensure property measures are taken. >> tsunami alerts have been issued for peru, hawaii, new zealand and california japan's parliament is about to pass controversial legislation allowing soldiers to be sent overseas. this was the chaotic scene in parliament as opposition m.p.s attempted to posz the passage of the bills. the laws have been pushed through the lower house. critics believe legislation traverses passivism, since the end of second world war. more from rob mcbride in tokyo. >> reporter: as the legislation worked its way through parliament, so the protests outside it have become passionate, more aggressive. for protesters like this, the main fear is a return to the militaryism that led japan to disaster in the first half of
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the last century. he has organised for a student most that sprung up to fight the changes by prime minister shinzo abe. as long as there's shinzo abe demonstration, we may go back to millarism. >> reporter: the legislation will change how the self-defence forces can be deployed and used. until now the strict interpretation of the constitution means japan will use force as a last resort, if it is directly attacked. p.m. abe wants a broad definition, that would allow japanese forces to be used overseas in support of an ally like the united states. for so-called collective
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defense. the prospect of japanese troops fighting overseas once more, for the first time since world war ii is opposed by more than half the japanese public, according to opinion polls. when abe called a snap election last year, he was riding high in the opinion polls. pt controversy surrounding the bill caused his population to slip. but he seems ready to take that hit. there's widespread opposition to the way he's using his majority in both houses of the parliament to push through the changes. >> except for 2-3 exceptions, all the other professor, experts are saying that. well it is illegal, it is unconstitutional. i think this is the course that they have to take into account. >> it seems despite the damaging
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fallout, abe and his allies believe it is a cost japan can and should bear seven senior political figures have been expelled from the democratic republic of congo's ruling coalition for signing a letter urging president kabila not to seek a third term. cab ima has been -- kabila has been criticized for postponing elections. critics say he is coming into power. let's take you live to kinshasa. are we expecting more senior officials to be sacked. some say yes, that could happen. this is what led to the sacking. some suspect that the president will try to hang on to power, so they sent a letter to him.
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he ignored it. they sent a second. he ignored it. he sent a third. the president said enough is enough, i can't work with these people. he gave them a few hours to resign, they didn't and he fired them and gave a warning to others saying if you want to criticize me and plans to stay in power, i know who you are. i'll give you a few days to resign, if not, i'll sack you. it has shaken up a lot of people in congo. >> shaken up. it must have added to the democratic republic of congo, to the tension ahead of the ections. >> exactly. the opposition is concerned that the president will try to hang on to power. they told the opposition that they are trying to or planning to hold a mass demonstration.
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those that have been fired have been told they are rallying. the u.n. tried to mediate and get the sides to talk and solve the crisis and are warning about violence in the city, and are struggling to contain the stability in the easement with rebel factions. the last thing the country needs is violence in the city. a lot urging for calm heads. the main concern is the elections could be delayed. the opposition will protest, leading to violence on the streets. >> thank you. al jazeera's haru mutasa let's look at what the weather is doing, particularly in central parts of china, which is wet now. remnants of a tropical storm. >> basically it was flooding
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across parts of indochina and southern china. you see the cloud cover further north. we have seen torrential rain. we have several killed as a result of blooding. many are missing. as we look at the scene, you see the devastation caused by the rain and flash flooding. the forecast suggests there'll be rain across this region are in the next hour or so. could be significant flooding. meanwhile. the monsoon is looking right. you almost think it's retreating, easing off. more places like chennai. it is increasing until october, never. >> through the western gaps, there's heavy rain, big totals,
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and it's the same towards the east in the last two days. we see heavy, heavy rain, the circulation moves towards the west. so night pours through. it will be wet over the coming days. dry further north in new delhi. >> thank you for approaching the midway point on the newshour. >> still to come, global raining appetite for copper, prices plunged, putting thousands at risk. >> we don't need an apprentice in the white house, we have one now talking tough to trump, presidential hopefuls face off on tv. and a date set up with a big boy of asian football. the latest from the asian football league in sport in around 20 minutes.
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a military leader in burkina faso says he's carried out a coup and dissolved the parliament. land and headquarters have been closed and a night curfew introduced. >> hungary's foreign minister says the e.u. refugee policy failed and criticised those who are critical of hungry's actions on its -- hungary's actions on its border with serbia. hungary has been condemned after
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firing tear gas and water cannons. dozens were injured, several arrested. >> a million people have been forced from their homes in chile. a magnitude 8.3 quit killed five -- quake killed five people. a tsunami alert has been cancel washington is concerned about russia's military build up in syria. obama administration's syrian policies has come under securityie again in congress. >> we have seen the pictures of a scaring off against i.s.i.l. we have not seen the fighters that the u.s. military plan to train to join the fight. it may be because few have been trained, just 54. compared to the goal of more than 5,000 by the end of this year. when the 54 men deployed's
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syria, they were captured by al-nusra. wednesday, u.s. senator told military leaders the train and assist programme is not washing. >> reporter: can you tell us the total number of trained fighters remains. >> it's a small number, and the ones in the fight is we are talking four or five. >> as i see it now, four or five is a joke. >> we are counting on fingers and toe, when we envisioned 5400. >> reporter: syrians will be trained to call in collision air strikes against i.s.i.l. targets instead of trying to create an opposition army. >> i'm not asking you to come before the committee and obfuscate. is the pentagon looking at that
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position and yes or know. >> we are looking at that option and others. >> reporter: meanwhile amiduncertainty of russia's military build up. foreign minister proposed resuming military to military contact with the united states. the u.s. found them in march 2014, because of the incursion in ukraine. the secretary of state is not ruling it out. >> words will not answer the questions, it's actions, and what will be determined going forward in specific ways. but you have to have a conversation in order to be able to do that. >> reporter: the whitehouse is not commenting, meaning there won't be a quick resolution to the crisis. rosalind jordan, al jazeera, washington two people have been killed in two bombings, 10 people in two bombings in central baghdad.
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both targetting busy marketing places. 30 were injured the white house says president obama will meet israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu in november, their first meeting since the five world powers signed a nuclear deal with iran, which israel has opposed. u.s. republican presidential hopefuls took part in a second tv debate. the 11 contenders on the platform discussed immigration, gay marriage and foreign policy. al jazeera's alan fisher was there. >> he was center stage, center of attention and center of attacks. donald trump, the republican front runner. no sign of support disappearing, his opponents went on the offensive in the second debate. >> we don't need an apprentice in the white house, he has one now. he told us what be wanted to here in 2008. we don't know who you are, where you are doing. >> when asked about comments and
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appearance, which were uncomplimentary, carley fior eeny handed a trump down. trump heard mr bush and what he said. i think women heard what mr trump said clearly. >> reporter: this was not a good night for donald trump. many answers would appeal to his core, he was exposed on a number of issues. and those flirting with support from them wouldn't like what they saw or heard. trump tried to have this jab at bush. >> your brother and his administration gave us president obama, because it was such a disaster the last three months that abraham lincoln couldn't have been elected. >> reporter: a crowded stage made it hard to differentiate. the clear whimmer, computer executive carley fearer eena. and solid performances from the
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others. they will watch their pom numbers to see if they can survive and if trump's bubble has burst. a muslim teenager in the u.s. state of texas has been led away from school in handcuffs after bringing a home made clock into the class room. the 14-year-old was suspected of making a hoax bomb. police later said that no charges had been filed. there has, however, been massive support after his brief arrest. president obama has invited him to the white house, and facebook's mark zuckerberg invited him to his company's headquarters. >> i took him to school to show the teachers my talent. from my perspective, it didn't look like a bomb. >> we live in an age where you can't take things like that to school. we have seen horrific things, we have an air on the side of
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caution. reaction would have been the same conservationists say the chinese demand for ivory is fuelling an illist trade. worth -- illicit trade worth billions. tusks have been shipped through a web of traders via hong kong. jazz's "101 east" programme gained access to a thriving business. >> reporter: in tanzania, a heard of wild elephants moved through the grasslands. but their numbers are dropping by the day. slaughtered by poachers for the ivory tusks. >> they follow it until they are very close, they use a gun to shoot. after it dies, they take the axe and cut and cut and cut. >> while those at the top of the prayed make profits, desperately poor villages risk much for little reward.
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>> the job is very dangerous. if you are caught, you are shot. the illegal trade is fuelled by a growing demand from china. ivory is a status symbol. '101 each", travelled from tanzania to hong kong, the busy mark. between 2000 and 2014, customs seized 33 tonnes of ivory here. >> they are checking 1% of cargoes that is how much is seized and how much is not. >> we are determined to stop the illegal poaching of elephants and ending the illegal trade in elephant >> reporter: under cover we meet the dealers helping us. >> we want to do it legally or illegally. it's possible to do it illegally. >> reporter: in shanghai we found buyers experienced in the trade. >> we can pay cash on delivery and do the deal.
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right now we want african ivory. we only want african ivory. >> reporter: with the smuggling and selling commonplace, despite efforts to ban the trade, there's little to stop the elephants disappearing in a few decades. you can see the report in "101 east" "white gold", thursday here on al jazeera giovani is an environmental crimes officer on drugs and crime and joins us live from bangkok. how do you stop this illegal trade in ivory? do you tackle the demand side, the perfecters demand -- perverse demand from china or the supply side or boast. >> inevitably you have to tackle both. from the crime areas we learnt that we duesing the command, the
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rengthy progress. changing the behaviour between luxury goods is difficult. it takes a lot of time. countries like china are doing a lot of work to dush the dismnd. it's overwhelming in china and other countries, where maybe the chinese minorities can portray ivory. using the demand is a key factor. as i said, it takes time, and, unfortunately, contemplation does not allow for much time. if we want to save ivory and the african elephant. it's important to intervene on the side of suppression, law enforcement, criminal juz. there's a -- criminal justice, there's a lot of work that can
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and should be done to improve the legal framework, related to the investigation and% accusation of culture and traffickers, related to fate. sometimes, and the cooperation between law enforcement into and out of the countries. >> i was going to ask you is there enough coordination between countries involved in this fight. >> well, we are seeing improving signs of cooperation, but i'm afraid that we have still to admit that it's not satisfactory. there is poor information exchange. very limited level of intelligence that is shared between asian and african country. every seizure contains a wealth of intelligence that could help investigate the players in the ivory trafficking winds.
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the the information is not shared yet in a systematic way. it's an area that needs to be improved. >> good to talk to you, we wish you the best in the fight against this. don't forget, you can see the 101 east programme "white gold", at 2230 g.m.t. here on al jazeera returning to a developing story, the coup in burkina faso. we have a well-known artist and activist in burkina faso. tell us about your - what you have experienced over the past 24 hours. i understand that you have been out on the streets and have been threatened by the military. >> hello. >> yes, tell us what is
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happening. >> tension is bad. the power - we are there's sacrifice. we are calling it now. passing through every town and headquarters. to block every part. those in power now, it's likely to go back 30, 40 years behind the past, you know.
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and this power has changed. definitely. >> there are people on the streets protesting, how do the people feel about what is happening. >> it's like the worst thing. a lot of people are in the streets. it military are there. people there this morning, and there are people, hour military. it's hard. it's very difficult for us now, because even in the house, they come in my house. they are breaking my door. and they are tracking my family. they are trying to get
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information from our military and organise our fight. it's stopping. you know okay. thank you for speaking to us. on the line from ouagadougo miners in zambia says a slump in copper prices is a catastrophe. more than 4,000 may lose their jobs due to falling demand from china. we go to where thousands of families are not sure how to make ends meet. >> reporter: thousands of family in this northern city depend on the local copper industry. this is it one of those families. he lost his job after the copper prices hit a slump. as a family man i have children going to school. it's hard for me to survive at
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the moment. >> he's now looking for temporary work, but that does not earn him as much as mining. >> this is a mine, most people here depend on the mine. before the market, they were running small vessels. the initial period is from the miners. >> reporter: the price of copper is the lowest it's been in six years, and the slow down in primary consumer means a drop in command for the metal. the president says it needs to adapt its policies. if it wants to increase income. what makes zambia vulnerable is it's a commodity country. we depend on one mineral, which is copper, fluctuations do have deep implications for the economy in general. they do have deep implications for the economy in general.
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>> while higher taxes have impacted the industry, mining bosses are concerned about the country wide electricity shortage. authorities say the industry will not be severely disrupted as long as regulators understand how much is needed to keep the mines running. >> this is a copper mine. one of the richest mines in the world. with thousands of cubic meters of water flowing into and pumped out of shafts every day. >> the moment we stop pumping the water, we have the mines. we need electricity all the time. >> the mine is the largest use of power, consuming 14% of electricity. >> it will put a crimp on how much we can do operationally. and hopefully doesn't get to the situation where we have to have cutbacks in production. >> while industry bosses and the government consider the
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options and a possible bailout by the international monetary fund, all that matters for fredrik is how to support his family ahead in sport. toronto blue jays flying high again. we'll tell you about it in a few moments.
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not quite as advertised. here is farah with the sport. i call you raw hall.
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>> starting with football. barcelona failed to get the champion's league defense off to a start. they were held to a draw by roma. luis suarez put them ahead. barcelona was stunned by alessandro. the midfielder finding the net from 50 meters away. the final score 1-1. >> i think we played a good game. i think we created many occasions, considering the difficulties we faced against an opponent defending. there are things that need to be improved. i think we deserved to win. there has been things that influenced the result, but the dole that puts them into the game, that came from nowhere. this is football. roma is good defense wise. >> chelsea that had a terrible start magged a win. very hammered mack ill by. it's the second win of the
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season. >> i can imagine for all of us to wake up tomorrow after defeat, to go again, to train again after the defeat. two days before the derby against arsenal, i could imagine how difficult it would be for everyone to wake up tomorrow after another defeat. so the victory is very, very important 2013 champions bayern munich had a 3-0 win. the biggest upset in croatia when 10 men won 2-1. >> a side through to the semifinals in the champion's league. winning 2-1 wednesday, completing a 3-1 aggregate win. helped by a strike, looking to win the competition for the first time, facing 2-time sairn
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champion next. [ speaking foreign language ] apologies for the translation there. two of the big guns of major league soccer face off on wednesday, with the new revolution beating the red bulls. the new england put ahead after 2 minutes. moments later mike equalized. new england sealed the game after the break. the deal sealed at 2-1. the result meaning they sit atop the eastern conference within seconds. >> in major league baseball the toronto blue jays protected their league at the top of their division. toronto's david price had nine
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strike outs, giving up six hits to lead the jays to a 9-1 win, russell martin hit a homer, toronto faces three ahead of second-placed new york yankees in the american league east. >> chicago's anthony rizzo helped the pirates. the win helped them to the national league wildcard. pittsburgh dropped four behind the st. louis cardinals. >> the battle between the big three begins on thursday with the start of b.m.w. championship. jordan spieth and jason day ranked second and third could take top spot with good performances, they are behind this man, world number one, rory mcilroy. the northern irishman playing his second tournament since june. it's the third of the pga's event. ending with a tour championship.
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one of the main rivals for the number one spot believes it's a rivalry including world number five, ricky fowler, is good for the sport. >> i think it's healthy to have a lot of good young players. you throw ricky in, who is obviously, i think, the best player in the world right now. he's the one that won the most recent tournament. every week if i'm asked. it's whoever won the week before, he's the best in the world. >> lithuania are through to the semifinals of the european basketball championships. they are looking for the fourth title. they are tested by italy. trailling by one going into the last quarter. the italians forced overtime. lithuania were too strong, winning eventually lithuania faces serbia in the semis, knocking out the czech republic, helped by a top
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performance by n.b.a. performer. the minnesota timber wolves doubled, serbia winning 89-75 more sport on the website. for the latest check out the aljazeera.com/sport. there's blogs and video clips from our correspondents around the world. that's it from me, back to you. >> many thinks. hurricanes and tropical storms are a threat to coastal communities around the world. scientists in florida are trying to understand the dangers these storms pose, have high hopes for a new state of the art stimulator. we have this report. >> at the university of miami scientists have been studying storms for decades. now researchers have a fool in their arsenal that could change
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things. this vast tank is the world's largest win water hurricane simulator. in minutes it can generate powerful winds and raging waves. it's the ability to study the interaction between the sea and the storm making it revolutionary. >> we'll learn things here that are definite life elite forward. we push the technology. taking it on above what existed previously. >> it took a year to build the taj, and researchers -- tank, and researchers were not sure what results it would yield. the ability to mimic hurricanes and stormy waters is paying off. >> the simulator is at full power. we can feel the tank moving and shaking. what makes a simulator unique, is it can recreate storms
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accurately, giving scientists a greater understanding the ultimate goal of saving lives. forecasting and tracking hurricanes improved over the past 20 years. predicting intensity is difficult. warm waters are what fuel hurricanes, it's hoped the new facility will improve on vital forecasting in years to come. >> it is your scientific dream come true in a way and trays. phrase -- phrase. you are able to see these things, but you can't go out in the field and see it. it's hoped that it will help building safety. it's the ability to study a ferocious hurricane from the safety of the laboratory that could make a difference how about that. a hurricane in a box. that will do it for the newshour. thanks for being with us. back with a full bulletin of news in a few moments. see you again.
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[ gunfire ] a coup in burkina faso. gun fire heard in the capital. the military declared it now controls the country hello, i'm adrian finegan, also - thousands of refugees arrive in crow cacha after hungary's crack down forces them to search for new areas. hunger strikes in chile forcing millions from their homes. >> we can do the

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